If you are looking for the ultimate in easy comfort food, look no further. This easy mac and cheese recipe pairs perfectly with a warm blanket and Netflix on a cool fall evening (now that sounds like the perfect Netflix and chill). I love it with meatloaf and black-eyed peas on New Years or with Turkey and Ham at Thanksgiving. You really can’t go wrong with this dish and everyone will love it, even that kid in the other room who doesn’t eat anything other than nuggets and fries. If me bragging about how delicious it is isn’t enough for you get this, it only has 3 real ingredients. Yeah, that’s right, THREE.

Want to make this mac and cheese even more delicious? Add some crispy bacon on top before you bake it!

Before I give away my delicious secrets I have to show off these AMAZING sugar skull casserole dishes! I found them for a great price at our local HEB and they are gorgeous on the outside and the inside. The big one is a little too small for the full batch of mac-n-cheese but the little ones are perfect for individual size servings.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a printable version of the recipe.

easy mac and cheese recipe

Give this Easy Peasy Baked Mac-n-Cheesy a try, you won’t be disappointed.

This recipe is so easy to make that I didn’t think about taking pictures of each step, but if you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment!

easy mac and cheese recipe

Easy Peasy Baked Mac-n-Cheesy Recipe


  • 1 lb Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 packet Pioneer Country Gravy Mix
  • 1 lb Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a good sized baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta as directed. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  3. Using the same pan you cooked the pasta in cook the gravy mix as directed and remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the cheese until melted. I add a little extra pepper at this point but that is optional.
  5. Add the macaroni back to the pan and stir until it's all coated in cheesy goodness.
  6. Transfer the macaroni and cheese to the prepared baking dish. Spread out evenly and put in the oven.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until macaroni just starts to brown on top.
  8. Enjoy.

See, told you it was easy.
If you give this recipe a try be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Love, Cassie




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